Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
updates the story of the butler accused of stealing documents from the pope and leaking them to the press. >> woodruff: hari sreenivasan travels to the electorally important swing state of iowa where the polls opened last week. >> a recent des moines register poll found less than 2% of iowa voters were undecided, which means the campaigns could benefit from locking in votes early. >> ifill: margaret warner examines a genetic breakthrough that could allow doctors to diagnose and treat seriously ill infants sooner. >> woodruff: and we close by returning to a conversation with tonight's debate moderator, our own jim lehrer about his book on past presidential debates. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: in just a few hours, president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney will ta
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
's former butler on trial accused of stealing hundreds of secret papers. he says he was trying to protect the pope. >> i love my wife and my son. >> a man, his wife and son all being deployed to afghanistan, even though tens of thousands are is going the opposite way home. watch this emotional report. >>> and the beautiful great barrier reef off of usa in big trouble pap new report says it lost half of its coral in just 30 years. we'll take a look at why. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doing? we doth offer so many discounts, we have some to spare. oh, you have any of those homeowners discounts? here we go. thank you. he took my shield, my lady. these are troubling times in the kingdom. more discounts than we knoweth what to do with. now that's progressive. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. >>> so stunning accusations in a vatican courtroom today. pop benedict's butler is on trial for leak be
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
after a young woman retracted her allegations against the 63-year- old. pope benedict's former butler claims that he was mistreated after his arrest for allegedly stealing confidential documents. he said his cell was so small he could not extend his arms. he denies that charges but confessed to photocopying documents. when you look up into the sky, you might be dazzled by the stars. what you cannot see with the naked eye is -- see withcan secannot the naked eye is tens of thousands of satellites. they could crash into each other bringing down mobile phone networks. >> one of the strangest experiments is about to begin. a harpoon will be fired at part of a satellite. the aim is to find a way of cleaning up all of the junk in space. this is the swarm of junk that the harpoon is meant to tackle. the red dots represent old rockets and satellites. they are in the same area of space as the working satellites that we depend on. collisions have already happened. the idea is to fire the harpoon to capture the satellite. this way, the junk can be steered down into the atmosphere to be burned up
Oct 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. and the pope's former butler sentenced to 18 months. he was convicted of stealing the pontiff's private documents, and leaking them to a journalist. but the former butler is expected to get a pardon from the pope. >>> plus, a tour bus coming from canada, filled with 60 passengers overturns on a new jersey highway. police say at least 12 people were hurt, the cause of the crash is still unclear ♪ >> gregg: new economic concerns for folks on main street. despite a drop in september's job report from 8.1 to 7.8% but if you look at the chart. there you have it, monthly job growth in terms of hard numbers, remains pretty lackluster. so, while the overall jobless number may have been proved fractionally -- improved fractionally, voters are facing troubling economic factors that give them cause for concern when they cast their ballot. the founder of left action and president of palinko consulting and, a former spokesman joins us, for george bush. and household income is down $3040 since the recession ended and food inflation is way up, and, that is the price of groceries, up 60 basis points.